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Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Policing and Crime Bill: Legislative Consent Motion (28 Nov 2016)

Claire Sugden: ...Bill, by amendment at Lords Committee and Lords Report stage, in so far as they related to UK maritime enforcement powers; UK cross-jurisdictional arrest powers; anonymity for victims of forced marriage and pardons for convictions of certain abolished offences. The Policing and Crime Bill was introduced at Westminster on 10 February this year and is expected to complete its final stage in...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Developing Countries: Females (25 Nov 2016)

Tobias Ellwood: Since June 2014 we have provided over £1.3million for projects to support gender equality and combat sexual violence, in a number of conflict-affected countries. This includes funding in the current year to promote the use of the International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict and to combat the stigma associated with sexual violence. Ending...

Sustainable Development Goals — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (24 Nov 2016)

Lisa Cameron: ...collected, we first need a baseline to show exactly where we are now, but we also need data that give us an understanding of the progress towards implementation. For example, governmental data on child marriage, if they exist at all, may be linked to the legality of child marriage in a particular country. I am led to believe that in countries where child marriage is illegal but still...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Arm's-length Bodies (22 Nov 2016)

Pam Cameron: ...money is of importance, but this is also an opportunity to take advantage of technological advances and the public appetite for access to online services such as the registration of births, deaths, marriages or applying for rate relief. To carry on the process of streamlining, it is vital that we look at how we can improve on how we use arm's-length bodies. Whilst the key aim is focused...

International Men’S Day (17 Nov 2016)

Caroline Dinenage: ...single life lost an absolute tragedy. In the same year, 19 men suffered that same fate. No one read their names out. That is not okay. The UK has made a £36 million commitment towards efforts to end child marriage, early marriage and forced marriage overseas. As the hon. Member for Rutherglen and Hamilton West (Margaret Ferrier) point out, while the majority of those affected by...

Policing and Crime Bill - Committee (5th Day) (16 Nov 2016)

Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen: ...my noble friend Lady Buscombe—who made an excellent speech—and the noble Lord, Lord Alton. As has been said, the noble Baroness, Lady Cox, has done so much to raise in this House the problem of marriages that are not legally binding and that therefore do not carry the legal rights and responsibilities of a legally binding marriage. I recognise that she has spoken to many women...

Policing and Crime Bill - Committee (4th Day) (Continued) (9 Nov 2016)

Lord Cashman: ...congratulate the noble Lord on the success he has had with these amendments in relation to the announcement from the Justice Minister Claire Sugden. The noble Lord’s record on seeking to achieve equal rights in Northern Ireland, not least on equal access to marriage, is unblemished and should be celebrated because at its very heart is the concept that we should have equality and...

Grammar and Faith Schools: Veterans and Service Personnel (8 Nov 2016)

Jim Shannon: ...back from Afghanistan with serious head injuries. He was one of those people from Northern Ireland who had suffered greatly. I shall not mention his name—it would not be fair to do so—but his marriage is over and he is only just about holding on to a job. He is severely ill. Anyone who met him would know right away that there was something wrong with him—he just gives the...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: British Overseas Territories: Marriage (8 Nov 2016)

Vicky Foxcroft: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that same-sex marriages are recognised in all British Overseas Territories; and what recent (a) meetings and (b) correspondence she has had on that issue.

Good Parliament Report — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (2 Nov 2016)

Michael Ellis: ...a number of Select Committees in the House among others. The report also recommends the establishment of a Commons reference group on representation and inclusion. Mention has been made of the Women and Equalities Committee, an important Committee of the House, which is undertaking an inquiry into women in the House of Commons after 2020. It is examining both the impact of the proposed...

Women and Equalities: International Men's Day (27 Oct 2016)

Caroline Dinenage: Let me gently say that I think that my hon. Friend is being a little unfair. The role of the Government Equalities Office is to tackle inequality wherever we find it. All parents of sons throughout the country, including me, will be conscious of and concerned about the issues that the hon. Gentleman and, indeed, the Prime Minister have mentioned. However, I am also aware that there are parts...

Scottish Parliament: Building a Fairer Scotland (25 Oct 2016)

Tom Arthur: ...’s council elections through the access to elected office fund, and a huge expansion in early learning and childcare entitlement. The review and reform of gender recognition law for people who identify as transgender or intersex builds on equal marriage in making Scotland one of the best places in the world for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex to live...

Sexual Offences (Pardons etc) Bill (21 Oct 2016)

Sam Gyimah: ...who said that he was delighted to be debating with a Conservative Government the “how” and not the “what” of this issue. The Conservative party has a proud record of trying to redress the inequality that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people face. A Conservative Justice Secretary, my right hon. Friend the Member for Epsom and Ewell (Chris Grayling), paved...

Sexual Offences (Pardons etc) Bill (21 Oct 2016)

Stewart McDonald: ...now—out and proud. There is not a Member here—certainly not on the SNP Benches—who is not desperate to be associated with the progress in gay rights. It is now very popular to be in favour of equality, but it did not used to be. What this Bill seeks to do is right the wrong. I should just say that the Government and the House are not doing us a favour by doing this: equal...

Speaker’S Statement (Select Committee Chairs): House of Lords Reform and Size of the House of Commons (19 Oct 2016)

Stephen Doughty: ...or so Lords turn up, but the fact is that they can, and often do on some of the most controversial legislation. People were flown in, for example, to vote on tax credits, and the bishops voted on equal marriage legislation, which many of us found pretty unacceptable given that the bishops are only from the Church of England. The fact is that they can turn up. They have a vote in our system...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Domestic Abuse, Rape and Sexual Crime (17 Oct 2016)

Pam Cameron: ...to be the driving force behind the organisation in her single-minded approach to stamping out domestic violence. The wording of the motion, of course, includes rape and sexual crime, which can be equally insidious, sinister and cloaked in fear. Indeed, only a few weeks ago, my colleague Brenda Hale brought a motion to the House on stalking. Those heinous acts are all founded on...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Marriage Equality (17 Oct 2016)

Catherine Seeley: Thank you, Mr Speaker. I thank the Minister for his response and, indeed, his support for marriage equality. What allowances does he propose to make for those who do not want to participate in same-sex marriage ceremonies?

Child Tax Credits — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (12 Oct 2016)

Alison Thewliss: ...a woman, as awful as that very rare circumstance is. Rape happens when women are so vulnerable and so powerless that they are in fear for their lives. Rape happens as the result of control in relationships. Rape happens in marriage. If a woman is in such a relationship, she is not going to nip down to her local jobcentre and report to a Government official that her child was born as the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Standing Orders: Amendments (4 Oct 2016)

Alex Attwood: ..., including historical assets. I will move on. I welcome the moderate progress being made on hybrid Bills, but progress needs to be made on the management of Bills, not least and in particular the equal marriage Bill and having ownership of that Bill in the name of more than one Member. I look to the Speaker: given the advances being made on the management of Bills that were referred to...


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